Missouri - Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
March 13-23, 2015
 
Total Prize Pool: $449,280
Congratulations to Frank Patti for winning $103,326
and the HPT Title!

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Missouri - Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City Quick Summary


Please check out the full event write up below.


Missouri - Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City Top 9

First Place

Frank Patti
Gladstone, MO

$103,326
Second Place

Matthew Lawrence
Tulsa, OK

$65,415
Third Place

Aaron Wilt
Kansas City, MO

$43,805
Fourth Place

Travis Remmert
Cedar Rapids, IA

$30,551
Fifth Place

Daniel Lowery
Peter Pender, AR

$22,913
Sixth Place

Martin Abraham
Overland Park, KS

$17,971
Seventh Place

Bryan Moon
Wheeling, IL

$15,186
Eighth Place

Pete Rios
Houston, TX

$12,580
Ninth Place

Kenny Baggett
Rogers, AR

$10,828

Missouri - Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City Top 36 Finishers

PlacePlayerCash
1. Frank Patti $103,326
2. Matthew Lawrence $65,415
3. Aaron Wilt $43,805
4. Travis Remmert $30,551
5. Daniel Lowery $22,913
6. Martin Abraham $17,971
7. Bryan Moon $15,186
8. Pete Rios $12,580
9. Kenny Baggett $10,828
10. Patricia Bott $8,536
11. Jason Ramos $8,536
12. Jerry Young $8,536
13. Wayne Fredrickson $6,425
14. Ryan Lynch $6,425
15. William Pridey $6,425
16. Zachary Kauffman $5,032
17. Keith Doering $5,032
18. Matt Snook $5,032
19. Gary Mitchell $4,044
20. Roger Campbell $4,044
21. Frank Williams $4,044
22. Randy Pringle $4,044
23. James Richards $4,044
24. William McCracken $4,044
25. Jeffrey Brin $4,044
26. Joe Scimeca $4,044
27. Andy Rubinberg $4,044
28. Reginald Roberts $3,370
29. Mitch Drueker $3,370
30. Scott Sharp $3,370
31. Anthony Banks $3,370
32. Alexandru Masek $3,370
33. Kenny Bradshaw $3,370
34. Jared DeCastro $3,370
35. Glen Kirk $3,370
36. Javier Zarco $3,370

Missouri - Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City Recap

Patti Tops the Field at Ameristar Kansas City

Missouri man earns over $103k for the win

Kansas City, MO (March 23, 2015) – Frank Patti led the way from start to finish at Monday’s Heartland Poker Tour Final Table to earn the Title and $103,326. The poker player from Gladstone, Missouri beat out over 300 entrants during the Main Event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on his way to the championship. Patti plans to put his newfound winnings to good use.

“I think I’m going to start a college fund for my daughter with the money,” said the new champ.

By the time the players got down to heads up, Patti had more than three times the chips of eventual runner-up Matthew Lawrence. On the final hand of the tournament, the Tulsa, Oklahoma man got his remaining chips in with bottom pair to Patti’s top pair. Lawrence’s hand did not improve and he was sent to the rail in second place for $65,415.

One of the quieter players on the set of the nationally televised Final Table was local man Aaron Wilt. The Kansas City native came into the day with the second smallest stack, but he made the most of it. Wilt, a professional poker player, managed to avoid elimination and climb the pay ladder all the way to third place, earning $43,805 in the process.

Travis Remmert is no stranger to the lights and cameras of an HPT Final Table. Remmert, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, finished third in an event at the end of 2014. Unfortunately, the Title eluded him once again this time around as the computer consultant exited in fourth place. Remmert took home $30,551 for his efforts.

Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler and current HPT Player of the Year Aaron Massey were among the notables who made the trip to play in the Main Event. This was the first of two 2015 HPT stops at Ameristar Kansas City. The Tour will return in September for another 10-day series with a similar schedule.

Daniel Lowery invested just $375 into the Main Event at Ameristar Kansas City. When it was all said and done, he managed to turn that investment into a fifth-place finish for $22,913. Lowery managed to chip up early in the day, but in the end he went from chip leader to out of the tournament after losing two big pots to Patti.

Another player who fell at the hands of the eventual champion was Martin Abraham. The used car dealer from Overland Park, Kansas listed his career winnings at $0. He can now adjust that figure to $17,971 as that is the sum he won for finishing in sixth place.

Chicago, Illinois’ Bryan Moon came into the table with an average stack. The investor and part-time poker player wasn’t able to get much traction early in the day. Eventually, he went all-in before the flop with ace-three only to be called by Patti’s ace-ten. Moon’s hand did not improve and he was knocked out in seventh place for a $15,186 payday.

Pete Rios had the smallest chip stack of all nine players when play began. The Houston, Texas poker player managed to outlast one of his competitors for a slight pay increase before making his exit. Rios took home $12,580 for eighth place.

The first player to be eliminated was Kenny Baggett. Baggett, a poker dealer from Rogers, Arkansas, got involved in several big hands right away before coming out on the losing end of a massive pot with Lowery that sent him to the rail. He earned $10,828 for the ninth-place finish.

Next up for HPT is a return trip to Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg. The Main Event at that Mississippi property will take place next weekend. From there, the tour will head to St. Louis. Visit HPTpoker.com for a full list of upcoming stops.


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